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 (glō′bōs′) also glo·bous (-bəs)
Spherical; globular.

glo′bose′ly adv.
glo′bose′ness, glo·bos′i·ty (-bŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(ˈɡləʊbəʊs; ɡləʊˈbəʊs) or


spherical or approximately spherical
[C15: from Latin globōsus; see globe]
ˈglobosely adv
globosity, ˈgloboseness n
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(ˈgloʊ boʊs, gloʊˈboʊs)

having the shape of a globe; globelike.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin globōsus spherical. See globe, -ose1]
glo′bose•ly, adv.
glo•bos′i•ty (-ˈbɒs ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.globose - having the shape of a sphere or ballglobose - having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey
circular, round - having a circular shape
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